Magic Moments

Time and again photographs of nature, wildlife, cities, villages never fails to make us wonder in amazement. Photography as a hobby has always been an intriguing factor, an excuse to travel extensively in the lap of nature. Travel provided more of an insight into the nuance of photography. Travelling, whether  to the  mountains, to the forests, to the cities or to the villages always enriches transcending beyond all boundaries. Whether an amateur taking a selfie or a professional taking a shot with an expertise, photography always provides an amazing moment where time freezes within a fraction of a second. This is especially applicable for wildlife photography and travel magazines which requires travelling extensively and long hours of patience. A tiger or a crocodile pouncing on its prey or a bird on verge of a flight are actually the result of the effort which photographers put to the long hours. To the masses the photographs of palaces, old forts, beautiful beaches or a momentary shot of a skydiver are a wonder and for the professional, long hours of patience. In Magic Moments we put our best effort to bring back our travelogue in the form of photographs where time stops for a fraction bringing back smiles and memories.

Mystical Cob-web around Dooars – Saikat Roy

Posted by on Sep 8, 2015 in jungles, Magic Moments | 0 comments

Mystical Cob-web around Dooars – Saikat Roy

I found this one, of the biggest spiders in the world during my Buxa Tiger Reserve Forest trip in August 2013. Nephila pilipes, famously known as Northern Golden Orb Weaver. It commonly found in primary and secondary forests and gardens in Vietnam, Northern Australia, Taiwan, Singapore, Myanmar, Indonesia, Thailand, Laos, Japan, China, Philippines, Sri Lanka, India, and Papua New Guinea. Females are large and grow to a body size of 30-50 mm with males growing to 5–6 mm.The first, second and fourth pairs of legs of juvenile females have dense hairy brushes, but as the spider matures these brushes disappear. The venom of the golden silk orb-weaver is quite powerful but not lethal to humans. It has a neurotoxic effect. The bite causes local pain, scar, allergic reactions and blisters for 24-hour . Can cause a respiratory troubles or muscle cramps. We saw another bigger one slowly approaching towards its prey, an unknown golden insect, the mystic dusk light and the distance restricted us to take the pictures, but certainly thrilled us with that certain death...

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Memorable Trip to Jayanti – Kallol Mukherjee

Posted by on Aug 5, 2015 in Birds, jungles, Magic Moments | 0 comments

Memorable Trip to Jayanti – Kallol Mukherjee

As a wild-life photographer that was the most memorable trip to Jayanti for me arranged by Wonder Vision on 3/11/14..We were getting back from jungle at 8.30 a.m….The sun was shining .. gentle breeze was there..our jeep was crossing the Jayanti river from North to Southwards..shallow water of Jayanti river was shining and creating ‘Little Diamonds” everywhere around the riverbed. I was at the back portion of our jeep, suddenly I saw a raptor was hovering and was getting down towards the riverbed , I jumped out from the jeep … I told my friends ‘Don’t wait for me …go back to Banante Resort”… & I start taking photographs of that large beautiful bird… I took my last shot of the bird at 8.59 a.m…then the bird flew towards East.. it’s long wings was shining with the sunshine of young sun… What a spectacular sighting that was…But the real surprise was waiting for me and for all the bird lovers of West-Bengal..Lately I found that the bird was among the most rarest bird ever found in Eastern India…That was a Saker Falcon…A very rare raptor…that was the first and only photographic and visual evidence (only sighting) for the state West-Bengal…the images of that bird was the cover page of prestigious ornithological journal ‘Indian Birds’  (June 2015 issue) and winner of Savous Magazine’s all India contest (January 15) and finalist of BBC Wildlife Photographer of the year 2015 (U.K)...

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